What Exactly Is a Safe Person?
A safe person is an individual others seek out when they need help, such as guidance, protection, and wisdom. A safe person makes herself available during the critical things, as well as the minor things.
An abused spouse needs a safe person in whom to trust with the deepest secrets of their marriage, but so does someone facing everyday marital issues.
Abused children need a safe person with whom they can share the abuse they’re suffering at home or in the school, but so does the child who simply needs an encouraging word.
Someone suffering from mental health issues needs a safe person in whom they can confide. Likewise, someone who's feeling sad or blue needs a safe presence as well.
A sick person needs to be able to cry when they're facing a scary diagnosis freely.
A safe person is simply someone who feels empathy.
When I needed a safe person, I reached out to my sister, Daisey, one of the most compassionate people I know.
Daisey has been a safe person for my brothers and me and is always there when we need to talk. In her, we find a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, compassion, understanding, wisdom, and the emotional support we need. With Daisey, we don't have to worry about judgment or gossip because we know whatever we share with Daisey stays with her. Daisey is a lot like our mother. Through my mother’s and sister’s examples, I’ve learned how to be a safe person.
Keep reading if you’d like to learn how to be a safe person for others to come to.
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